One School, One Book 2019

Second Annual One School, One Book Reading Initiative Underway
Posted on 03/11/2019
Book Drawing WinnerCanastota’s three elementary buildings are embarking on their second annual One School, One Book community reading initiative in March.

This year’s book selection is “The Chocolate Touch,” by Patrick Skene Catling, first published in 1952. It is the story of John Midas, who receives a magical gift that makes everything his lips touch turn into chocolate. The story is based on the classic Greek myth of King Midas, who could turn everything he touched into gold.

Families read the book at home each night and students engage in activities and trivia at school to encourage them to keep reading. Each school has fun activities throughout the month to help bring the story to life. At PSES and SSES, a book character named Dr. Cranium (Canastota Public Librarian Liz Metzger) visited morning program one day. Students who complete the daily trivia questions are also entered into a weekly drawing for free books, courtesy of the PTA and Tops Supermarket.

At RSES, the AIS teachers put on a play about King Midas to provide students with background and context for the story before they began reading.

The pre-K-6 effort helps the three schools celebrate March as People As Reading Partners (PARP) month and create a community of book lovers.
  SSES One School, One Book Intro
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